Revive Nights: Thoughts on Wonder + Grace

Revive Nights: Thoughts on Wonder + Grace

I'm in the process of prepping my message for our next Revive Nights event (scheduled for November 1st here in Tampa!), and it's like it always is — a bunch of excitement and apprehension all twisted up into one gorgeous knot. I'm excited when I think about...
He Prepares a Table

He Prepares a Table

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” – Psalm 23:5 Not long ago I was having a tough time keeping weight on because of a hormone imbalance issue. Sometimes, even the thought of food made me feel sick to my stomach. As my...
The Starting Point of Breakthrough – Part 2

The Starting Point of Breakthrough – Part 2

This is Part 2 in a series of blog posts based on a message I shared at Revive 2016 Girls Night Out on March 10th. You can find Part 1 here. I want to look at a passage of scripture that will help us to understand the concept of sticking to the starting point of...
The Starting Point of Breakthrough – Part 1

The Starting Point of Breakthrough – Part 1

I preached a message this past week at a women's ministry event (Revive 2016 Girls Night Out), and I wanted to share many of my thoughts and notes from that moment here. I'll be breaking it into bite-sized, blog pieces. Here's the first part . . . I’ve been passionate...
Sleep Disturbances & Day 4 on the Sugar Detox

Sleep Disturbances & Day 4 on the Sugar Detox

Anyone having sleep issues during this first week of detoxing? ? That's ME. Raising my hand high in front of the class. I shared this early on in our journey, but I'm detoxing sugar because I have a hormone imbalance. Interestingly, one of the symptoms of that...
Sugar Detox Symptoms – Day 3

Sugar Detox Symptoms – Day 3

I'M FEELING BAD. MAYBE THAT MEANS I SHOULDN'T STICK WITH THE DETOX??? Alright. Let's talk about it. Whenever you undertake a detox with restrictive elements, it's normal for your body and your brain to pipe up and say, “Hey! Why are you holding out? Give me what...
Beacon Sugar Detox – Modifications & Day 2

Beacon Sugar Detox – Modifications & Day 2

One thing you'll never hear about my detox or clean eating programs is that they are militant. Sure, if you want certain results you are going to have to do certain things. The body is, for the most part, a principled organism. But there is flexibility in how we get...
Is a Sugar Detox for Everyone? – Day 1

Is a Sugar Detox for Everyone? – Day 1

I've had a few folks asking the question: Is a sugar detox really for everyone? If I eat pretty well most of the time, what is the benefit of doing something so “extreme?”  While I believe a sugar detox may have a more pronounced impact on the health of...
What Is Candida?

What Is Candida?

Candida is a naturally occurring organism found in our digestive systems. When it's in balance with all the other good bugs found in our system, everything is A-Okay. But when candida gets the upper hand in our digestive systems it can wreak havoc, not only in our...
Is the Beacon Sugar Detox For Me?

Is the Beacon Sugar Detox For Me?

Listen, I'm going to get right to the heart of the matter. Yes, you could use a sugar detox. For the more “in depth” ins and outs of why sugar isn't good for you, I'm going to refer you to one of my favorite bloggers when it comes to simplicity with...